iPhone 8 To Ditch Lightning Port For USB-C Ports
Apple has a history of being rather exclusive when it comes to the connectivity of its devices via ports. Last year, there was some public outrage regarding the removal of the 3.5mm audio jack. But a new report indicates that the Cupertino tech giant is changing its strategy and will offer a USB Type C port in the iPhone 8.
According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, Apple is opting out of its own standard Lightning port. Instead, the company has apparently opted for the USB Type C port. Moreover, the publication stated that it will be the main source of connection for all peripheral devices and will be used for charging as well.
Forbes countered its own report that it is questionable for Apple to leave behind its Lightning port technology. However, it also pointed out that the company is known for making rather controversial changes, such as the removal of the 3.5mm audio jack in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, as well as only including one shared port on the 12 inch MacBook. And if the USB Type C ports are heading to the iPhone 8, it could offer its own range of benefits.
The biggest benefit would be its ability to connect to some of Apple's newer products, particularly the MacBook and the MacBook Pro. The current setup requires adaptors for USB-C to Lightning Cable and a USB-C to USB or USV-C to digital AV multiport. The inclusion of a USB Type C port to the iPhone 8 would be a logical choice to coincide Apple's newer products.
At this point, Apple has not confirmed anything about the iPhone 8 and all news surrounding the device are still rumors. Other reports indicated that the Cupertino-based tech giant will finally adapt an OLED screen, an edge-to-edge design, an iris scanner and an IP68 rating. Al rumors are expected to be put to rest in September, when Apple is likely to announce the iPhone 8.
Would Steve Jobs Be Proud Of Apple Today? Here's Everything He Wouldn't Like
A large group of the public credited Steve Jobs for putting Apple on the map and when he was running the Cupertino-based company, it flourished. But in the years following his death, the company has been under severe scrutiny.
Apple's iPad Event In March Set For Bigger And Exciting Offers
Apple may not take part at Mobile World Congress again this year, but the Cupertino-based tech giant has its own plans. The company is going to hold a March event to unveil new iPad products.
iOS Jailbreaking: Luca Todesco On Hiatus, Pangu Still Silent, Hulu Still Possible
Jailbreaking has always been an option for iOS users, as various hackers have been stepping up to the challenge. Recent security updates have made it more difficult, but alternatives are still available.
iPhone 8 Outperforms iPhone X in Early Geekbench Tests [Photos]
Quite surprisingly, the iPhone 8 beats the iPhone X in both Single Core and Multi-Core Geekbench tests.
Apple iPhone 8 Pre-Orders: Price and Country-Wise Availability Revealed
Check out the full list of countries where the iPhone 8/8 Plus will go up for pre-orders starting Friday, September 15.
MORE IN ITECHPOST
Fitness Expert, Jolene Cherry, Explains How to Build Good Fitness Habits Using Tech
Cherry explores several different technology gizmos and gadgets to keep in mind when the initial burst of fitness motivation runs dry.
How Do Personal Emergency Response Systems Work?
Personal emergency response systems, known as PERS for short, are systems that help people to raise the alarm and get immediate help when a medical or personal emergency occurs. They are ideal for older people and anyone with a mobility issue or an injury or illness that can cause falls.
Eight Must-Have Tools to Keep Your Car Out of Garage
We all dread taking our car to a garage for repairs. We might just want to avoid the inconvenience of being off the road or maybe the costs associated, which can even lead to knock-on effects on things like our holiday plans.
6 Hacks for Students to Choose a Laptop While on a Budget
The modern world tries to drown us in the sea of choices. One can’t simply buy a laptop - there are hundreds of laptops around and sometimes our budget becomes the only real limitation we can rely on. But how to choose other parameters to get the best laptop possible?